Wednesday, February 9, 2011

In the graveyard, overlooking the city of Stonetree, a petrified oak broods. It’s a monstrous thing, not just because of its size, but because of who was murdered there. When Ruby Case, an unassuming crippled woman, inexplicably raises a boy from the dead, she creates uproar in the quiet coastal town of Stonetree. Some brand her a witch, others a miracle worker. Yet Reverend Ian Clark could care less. Dogged by demons and immersed in self-pity, Clark is being unwittingly drawn into a secret religious order--one that threatens his very life. But he's about to get a wake-up call.

Together, Ruby and Reverend Clark are thrust into a search for answers... and a collision with unspeakable darkness. For behind the quaint tourist shops and artist colonies lies a history of deceit. And a presence more malignant than anything they can imagine. Yet a battle is brewing, the resurrection is the first volley, and the unlikely duo are the only ones who can save them. But can they overcome their own brokenness in time to stop the evil, or will they be its next victim?

About the Author:

Mike Duran was a finalist in Faith in Fiction's inaugural short story contest and was chosen as one of ten authors to be published in Infuze Magazine’s 2005 print anthology. He is author of the short story “En Route to Inferno,” which appeared in Coach’s Midnight Diner: Back from the Dead edition, and received the Editor’s Choice award for his creative nonfiction essay titled “The Ark,” published in the Summer 2.3 Issue of Relief Journal. In between blogs, he also writes a monthly column for Novel Journey and has served as editor on the Midnight Diner’s editorial team. Duran is an ordained minister and lives with his wife of 29 years and four grown children in Southern California.


  1. The novel looks fascinating and I'm so excited for Mike!

  2. And how about that awesome trailer?? So tell me, do book trailers really influence people's decision to buy a book? This one might.

  3. It is an awesome trailer. I've asked myself the question about whether or not book trailers are able to influence readers. The answer I've come up with is "I don't know." LOL

    I really like the mysterious and eerie sensation this trailer produces. Trailers are one more means of marketing, and I think this one will help sell the book.

    Also, I think (and this is strictly my opinion) that listing trailers for past releases on a new proposal might show an editor that you're really serious about marketing.

    Do you agree with me or not?

    Sandra Robbins

  4. I think a well done trailer might show editors exactly that, Sandra. But a poorly done one? (shrug) So I it worth the money to pay to have a trailer professionally made?


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